According to pro-Kurdish sources, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have liberated 30% of Raqqa city from ISIS terrorists.
Intense clashes continue between SDF fighters and ISIS members at the Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik Street and in the Old Raqqa area in the city center. During its advance, the SDF has discovered an ISIS ammunition depot, and in the western front of the city, SDF managed to down an armed drone.
— CLAUDIA (@ClaudiaAlMina) 13 July 2017
— قوات سوريا من الجبهة (@QSD_Jabha) 13 July 2017
According to Turkish sources, the spokesman for the SDF, Talal Sallou, was injured during his visit to Raqqa and was taken to hospital. Sallou was allegedy injured by a mortar fired by ISIS fighters.
On Thursday, the United States announced that US Special Operations Forces are engaged in battles inside Raqqa, where they are directing and coordinating airstrikes and advising the SDF troops.
Moreover, SDF announced that it has so far managed to evacuate more than 1100 civilians from Al-Dariya district in the western part of Raqqa City.
— قوات سوريا من الجبهة (@QSD_Jabha) 12 July 2017
According to opposition sources, two civilians were killed in the last 24 hours as a result of the bombing by the US-led coalition and the SDF.